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Your Voice Matters

At VCH, we care about patient and public participation, are committed to person- and family-centred care, and recognize that a strong connection to community voices helps improve our projects, programs and strategies. We regularly host opportunities for patient and public engagement.

Visit Find the latest community engagement opportunities hosted by VCH on this engagement platform. Look at past engagements and related reports.

Discover VCH advisory committees. Patient and public members are recruited to several VCH advisory committees. Vacancies and recruitments for these advisory committees are hosted on when available.

Visit Indigenous Health. We are committed to decolonizing our engagement practices and creating a more culturally safe space for Host Nations and Indigenous community members to provide input. To engage with Host Nations and Indigenous community members, we collaborate closely with Indigenous Health.

Learn more about the Government of B.C.’s commitment to patient and community engagement

Why do we engage communities?

To develop and enhance patient and public participation in health service planning and decision-making so that members of the public have a ‘voice’ in the services and policies that affect their lives.

To raise awareness about community issues and concerns that may not otherwise be apparent.

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Do you want to help improve the quality of health care?

Do you live or receive health services within Vancouver Coastal Health's regional boundaries? If so, join CEAN to get involved in health care planning and decision-making at Vancouver Coastal Health.


Want to learn more about how Community Engagement works?

Our Community Engagement Framework offers an overview of how engagement can assist health care managers and staff in responding to community and patient needs.

Contact Community Engagement

235-520 West 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
Tel: (604) 714-3779 or toll-free: 1 (844) 714-3779
Fax: (604) 874-7518

Other ways to get involved


Every donation makes a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and in our communities.

Open Board Forums

Open to the public, our Open Board Forums are an opportunity to join a conversation with our Board of Directors and for us to hear from you.